what tools do i need?
MOD importer for either 3dmax studio or Milkshape 3d, either of these two modelling programs, and possibly a good knowledge of poly reduction (this is due to alot of SFC based models being higher than your average poly count). You'll also need an art program (PSP or Photoshop) to convert the BMP standard image format to TGA that Armada uses.
i have a programme that was free and lets you convert stuff to tga, i dont have a 3d modeloing programme nor do i have any hope of obtaining a good one, i have found a SFC model of a ship i made a post about, the charlseton class, its a nice ship and i wanted to make it into a A2 ship
Ah well its possible that someone could either convert it if the models not to high a poly count, or rebuild it. Currently I've got a massive list of ships that require me to do this to, and the Charlestons in amongst the list. The only thing I can suggest is get Milkshape 3d and use it while the trial period is in operation. You can, in theory use this program indefinately as long as you do the thing of turning your pc clock back to when you installed the program (works with almost any shareware program).
ooh, well im glad that someone else is making one, i really like the ship its different yet similar, and unfortunatly i have already tried milkshape and my trial expired, im not sure if i can re download it.
Well I may have said that I'll be building it but currently I've no idea how long it'll be.
You can convert it easily if you veiw it with WinRar by changing the .mod at the end to .sod and its converted :micro:
trekkie9You can convert it easily if you veiw it with WinRar by changing the .mod at the end to .sod and its converted :micro:
Well now this is a first. So you reckon that a simple file extension name change will work do you?? Have you actually tried to do this yourself and tested the results?? In the time that I was posting this I decided to try this little method of yours and guess what the results were (as if it wasn't to difficult to guess).......
...........Do us a favour next time before posting. Test your theory.